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Panel of Senior Advisers

The Panel of Senior Advisers was founded in 2008 to provide Chatham House with an experienced sounding board for our policy conclusions and help communicate our ideas at the highest levels in the UK and abroad.

Chair: The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG, CH

  • Ayman Asfari
    Group Chief Executive, Petrofac Ltd
  • Shumeet Banerji
    Senior Partner, Booz & Company

  • Lord Browne of Madingley
    President, Royal Academy of Engineering; Chief Executive, BP (1995-2007)

  • R. Nicholas Burns
    Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, US Department of State (2005-08); US Ambassador to NATO (2001-05)

  • Victor Chu
    Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong

  • Tim Clark
    Senior Adviser to G3 and Fleming Family & Partners
  • Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE
    Partner and Vice Chairman, Corsair Capital; Minister for Trade and Industry, UK (2009-10)

  • Ian Davis
    Chairman, Rolls-Royce; Non-Executive Director, BP and Johnson & Johnson; former Chairman and Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey (2003-2009)

  • Suzan Sabancı Dinçer CBE
    Chairman and Executive Board Member, Akbank

  • Mary Francis CBE
    Non-Executive Director, Centrica plc and Swiss Reinsurance Company; Director, Bank of England (2001-07)
  • Dame Clara Furse DBE
    External Member, Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England; Non-Executive Director, Nomura Holdings, Amadeus IT Holdings and Department for Work and Pensions, UK
  • James Gaggero
    Chairman, Bland Group Ltd

  • André Hoffmann
    Vice-Chairman, Board of Roche Holding Ltd
  • Lord Hurd of Westwell 
    Foreign Secretary, UK (1989-1995)

  • Lord Jay of Ewelme
    Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign Office (2002-06)

  • Sir Paul Judge
    Chairman, Schroder Income Growth Fund plc; Alderman, City of London
  • Dame DeAnne Julius DCMG, CBE
    Independent Non-Executive Director of Deloitte (UK), Roche Holdings SA (Switzerland), and Jones Lang LaSalle (USA); Chairman, Chatham House (2003-12)
  • Nemir Kirdar
    Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO, Investcorp

  • Caio Koch-Weser
    Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group; Deputy Finance Minister for Germany (1999-2005)

  • Marc Leland
    President, Marc E Leland and Associates, USA; Co-Chairman, German Marshall Fund of the United States

  • Rachel Lomax
    Non-Executive Director, HSBC and Heathrow Airport Holdings; Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy, the Bank of England (2003-08)

  • Sir David Manning GCMG CVO
    British Ambassador to the United States (2003-07); Foreign Affairs and Defence Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair (2001-03)

  • Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE
    Trustee, The Imperial War Museum; Chairman, New West End Company

  • Lubna Olayan
    Deputy Chairperson and CEO, Olayan Financing Company, Saudi Arabia

  • Sir Michael Rake
    Chairman, BT and EasyJet

  • Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
    Secretary General, NATO (1999-2003); Defence Secretary, UK (1997-99)

  • Andrés Rozental
    Former Mexican diplomat; founding president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman, ArcelorMittal Mexico; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Kevin Rudd
    Prime Minister of Australia (2007-10, 2013); Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia (2010-12)
  • Daniel Sachs
    Chief Executive Officer, Proventus AB

  • Ron Sandler
    Advisor, Palamon Capital Partners; former Executive Chairman of Northern Rock, Chief Operating Officer of NatWest Group and Chief Executive of Lloyd's of London

  • John C Whitehead
    Founding Chairman, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, USA; former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs
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